Defence support – useful links


Defence Community Organisation

Defence Families of Australia (DFA)
A Ministerially appointed advocacy group for Defence families. 1800 100 509

Defence Special Needs Support Group
A network of peer support for Defence families with special needs. 1800 037 674

Defence LGBTI Information Service (DEFGLIS)
A network supporting Defence LGBTI personnel and their families.

Defence Housing Australia (DHA)
Comprehensive housing services for Defence families. 139 342

Toll Transitions
Total relocation services for Defence families.
1800 819 167 (24/7)

Defence Chaplains
Defence Switchboard on 1300 333 362 and ask for the Duty Chaplain at the military facility closest to your location.

Military Christian Fellowship of Australia
Support for Christians who work in and around the ADF.

Childcare Access Hotline
Find childcare options in your local area.
1800 670 305

Mission Australia Early Learning Services
The childcare provider operating the Defence childcare centres. 1800 757 343

Search for childcare options in your local area.

Australia Post
Information about postal costs and restrictions during deployments or exercise. 13 76 78

Global Operations
Outlines the current operations in action overseas or within Australia.

National Welfare Coordination Centre (NWCC)
An information and referral service for the families of deployed ADF members.
1800 801 026 (24/7)

ADF Financial Services Consumer Council
Information and videos about managing your finances and creating budgets.

ADF Pay and Conditions Manual
Details of pay, conditions and entitlements for ADF members.

ADF Service Relief Trust Funds
Access loans, grants or welfare services through their Service’s Relief Trust Fund. Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA)

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme
Provides payments and allowances for ADF members to assist with home purchase.
1300 4 DHOAS (1300 434 627)

Defence Tax Management Office
General information on taxation matters, including Fringe Benefits Tax and its impact on family income. 1800 806 853

Government assistance for families 136 150

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging options. Enter employee code A100.

Emergency Support

Find a GP
Search for a GP in your local area

Health information and referral service for ADF members away from the workplace.
1800 IMSICK (1800 467 425)

Joint Health Command
Information and factsheets about health and healthcare services.

National ADF Family Health Program
Available to all Australian recognised dependants. 02 6266 3547

Mental Health Services
All Hours Support Line 1800 628 036
+61 2 9425 3878 outside Australia
Mental health

Addressing issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. 1300 22 4636

Kids Help Line
Free, and anonymous 24-hour telephone and online counselling service. 1800 551 800

A national 24-hour support line: crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health services.
131 114

Mensline Australia
24-hour service for men. 1300 789 978

Veterans and Families Counselling Service
Provides counselling and support programs to Australian veterans or peacekeepers and their families. 1800 011 046

Violence Against Women Helpline
A 24-hour helpline specialising in counselling and referrals for women who experience domestic violence or sexual assault.
1800 200 526

Cracking the code
The Australian Public Service Commission’s Cracking the code – How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service.

Australia’s largest free jobs website.

Open Universities Australia
Offering value-added distance learning for Defence employees and their families.

Department of Veterans Affairs
133 254
Including the mental health resource, At Ease.

1800 LEGACY (1800 534 229)

Returned and Services League (RSL)

The Wellbeing Toolbox
A resource to help former serving members and their families move from military to civilian life.

Department of Defence


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